Melobesia dentata (Kützing) Decaisne 1842

Lithophyllum dentatum (Kützing) Foslie

Current name: Lithophyllum dentatum (Kützing) Foslie
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Publication Details
Melobesia dentata (Kützing) Decaisne 1842: 126

Published in: Decaisne, J. (1842). Mémoire sur les corallines ou polypiers calcifères. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Botanique, Seconde Série 18: 96-128.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Melobesia is Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Lithophyllum dentatum (Kützing) Foslie.

Spongites dentatus Kützing

Type Information
Type locality: Neapel [Gulf of Naples] ; (Woelkerling 1985: 129) Holotype: L; 943.7-69 (Woelkerling 1985: 125)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), toothed, usually with sharp teeth pointing outwards (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 16 July 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 11 December 2010

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Salvador Valenzuela Miranda in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 11 December 2010. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 18 April 2024

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